Sam Hill has been awarded the title of Mayor’s Young Citizen of The Year at a prestigious presentation ceremony at the Guildhall in Bath.
16-year-old Sam was nominated by Jim Noke, the Activities Practitioner at Mentoring Plus, for his kind and caring passion for the community and his awareness and positive attitude to help and inspire others.
He said that Sam has been a respectful and a respected stalwart of a youth group for over a year, and during this time has helped plan and support a pop-up charity shop, inaugural Homework Club and pilot Primary/Secondary Evening Action Group.
He acts as peer support at a weekly mentoring graduates group and he is also a Police Cadet, rallies around the local football team and undertakes odd jobs for the more vulnerable locally, all at the age of 16.
The Mayor, Councillor Patrick Anketell-Jones, said: “Sam is a delightful young man who has made great progress over the last year. He is clearly focused on his chosen career path and I hope this Award will help him on his way to future success.
“I look forward to Sam’s company at some of my engagements during the year, and I am sure he will find them a great experience.”
The Mayor presented Sam with a cheque for £150 and a certificate.
The runner-up was Thomas Wilson, who attends King Edward’s School. He received a cheque for £50 and a certificate. James Oliver and Anna Wilson, who were finalists, also received certificates.
The Mayor thanked Annette Dolan from Bath Aqua Glass, for assisting him with the judging and for kindly donating an engraved bowl for the award winner.